Cholla Trail

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Cholla Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from September until May.

2.6 miles 1253 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

The actual trailhead is on Cholla Lane, but you can't park there, so you have to find a spot on Invergordon or another side street. Then just follow the masses to the trailhead.

Did it yesterday! Had a blast. 3 sections to it. Bottom is fairly easy, middle (saddle) is moderate and the top is difficult (spine). Take your time and have fun. Great views at the top!

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9 days ago

We went on a super foggy day. Great hike though. really liked it

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12 days ago

Very busy trail but a great short workout with a beautiful view of the city

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15 days ago

Awesome hike but defiantly not an easy one !
Heavy traffic during the cold seasons and nice view ...

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16 days ago

It was a great mix of easier hike for the first half and fun/challenging steeper climb for the second half.

Street parking available about a quarter mile from the trailhead on the main drag.

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